Adler University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 53 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 988
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,480
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently working on my masters at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and I have overall had a great experience. All of their faculty and support staff are well trained and professional. I feel honored to have earned my degree from such a core professional psychology school.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall I absolutely love my decision to study clinical mental health counseling at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. The professors have been amazing and super understanding of my need to travel home due to a death in the family, and they also were understanding of my need to miss class when I developed mono. The professors were very accommodating to my needs last semester and I appreciated every single one of them for assisting me to complete work from home. I have also had a few struggles with Adler. For example, I was trying my best to figure out how to get the school my Spring 2015 tuition from Canada, and I tried to keep student services in the loop because I knew it would be late. They did not seem to care and ended up charging me a late fee which was an absurd amount of extra money. This was infuriating considering I am already going into debt to attend this school. Student services needs to be more accommodating of international students. Otherwise, it's a wonderful school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I just began the Master's in Couple and Family Therapy program at Adler and love it!
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

As an International Student, there aren't a ton of funding opportunities available. Otherwise, my first impression of the school (I only started this semester) has been positive. Great environment and friendly/helpful profs/peers.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Adler is made up of a diverse student body with an excellent faculty dedicated to helping students succeed in the field of psychology. The work load can be intense, but it helps you to push your boundaries and improve every day.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Adler has the best faculty, very helpful and friendly!
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is very focused on diversity and training culturally competent mental health professionals. The curriculum often includes a diversity element within every class that I believe is beneficial for the future of all mental health professionals in the United States and the world as a whole. Our location is in the center of downtown Chicago and our campus is beautiful and clean, but also has a very intimate environment. The one drawback is that there are several milestones each student must complete within the program and they typically are due in the middle of the semester. This deadline makes the already heavy and stressful workload even more intense due to the tendency of students to put their classes and practicum responsibilities on the back burner for several weeks as they work to complete a milestone assignment by the deadline.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: the quality and dynamics of the program provides ongoing intellectual satisfaction and stimulation for me. The class sizes and professors are also very efficient. The location on In downtown Chicago is definitely awesome and provides a perfect backdrop. Cons: tuition is very expensive, which can be expected however, the financial aid packages are very insufficient by only offering student loans. There aren't any grants, advertised research opportunities or fellowship offers available through the institution for masters students. Parking is very difficult and/or extremely expensive, because classes can be held very late it would be safer for some individuals to opt to drive instead of taking public transportation.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL is an excellent choice if you are looking to pursue a graduate degree in psychology. Adler provides a supportive learning environment conducive to the needs of the students and their success. Professors and faculty are easily accessible, and the campus is equipped with the resources and technology students need in order to ensure a well rounded academic experience. Adler goes above and beyond the standard of other schools in order to enhance every student's learning experience both on campus, and out in the field. The only con I see is that moving to Chicago can be expensive depending on where you live. Adler makes sure to provide information on the most affordable neighborhoods in the area and helps facilitate roommate matches.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

It is very accessible and the professors are very easy to communicate with. The tuition is pretty high, but seems to be worth it to me.
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